The Developing Human Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 10th Edition
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The Developing Human Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 10th Edition


Written by some of the world's most famous anatomists, the 10th edition of I The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology continues to present medical students with a comprehensive and easily digestible review of this complex topic. Clearly written and well-structured descriptions include just the information that’s needed, while nearly 600 illustrations help provide a clinically oriented guide to human development, utilizing a week-by-week and stage-by-stage approach to describe fetal organ and system development.

"..a well composed text for a good understanding of human development in the context of current state of knowledge of biomedical sciences." Reviewed by Dr. Neel Kamal on behalf of BACCH Newsletter, June 2015

    • Review questions and answers at the end of each chapter allow for effective exam preparation.
    • Covers the latest advances in embryology, including normal and abnormal embryogenesis, causes of birth defects, and the role of genes in human development.
    • Details how discoveries in molecular biology have affected clinical practice, including the development of sophisticated new techniques such as recumbent DNA technology and stem cell manipulation.
    • Clinical case presentations, highlighted in special boxes, demonstrate how embryology concepts relate to clinical practice and are ideal for preparing for the USMLE Step 1.
      • Three-dimensional animations2 new to this edition — help visual learners understand the subjects as discussed in the book as a whole.
      • New and thoroughly revised assessment questions by Mark Torchia.
      • Presents an authoritative description of human embryology through all stages of development.
      • Rich illustrations correspond to the text to enhance comprehension.
      • Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.

      1. Introduction to Human Development

      2. First Week of Human Development

      3. Second Week of Human Development

      4. Third Week of Human Development

      5. Fourth to Eighth Weeks of Human Development

      6. Fetal Period: Ninth Week to Birth

      7. Placenta and Fetal Membranes

      8. Body Cavities, Mesenteries, and Diaphragm

      9. Pharyngeal Apparatus, Face, and Neck

      10. Respiratory System

      11. Alimentary System

      12. Urogenital System

      13. Cardiovascular System

      14. Skeletal System

      15. Muscular System

      16. Development of Limbs

      17. Nervous System

      18. Development of Eyes and Ears

      19. Integumentary System

      20. Human Birth Defects

      21. Common Signaling Pathways Used During Development

      Keith L. Moore, BA, MSc, PhD, DSc, FIAC, FRSM, FAAA, Professor Emeritus, Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery, Former Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Associate Dean for Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Former Professor and Head of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, T. V. N. Persaud, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCPath (Lond.), FAAA, Professor Emeritus and Former Head, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science; Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health; Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Professor of Anatomy, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies and Mark G. Torchia, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Development, Department of Surgery, Associate Professor, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Sciences, Director, Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


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